“When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; He brought me into a spacious place.” Psa 118:5
In combat, one of the worst places to be in is to find yourself in a situation where there is an obstacle behind you whilst the opponent is in front because manoeuvrability and escape options will be seriously impeded.
Sometimes in the battles of our lives, we can find ourselves in the same situation as the Psalmist; with our back against the wall with no place to run, we can feel as if we have come to the end of the road. Sometimes, the enemy of our lives, the devil, can capitalise on this to instil fear into our hearts in the bid to bring us into the place of depression and hopelessness.
This is where we need to remember this ‘drill’ – “When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord”. To be hard-pressed means that we have run out of options and have no visible solution in sight. At this point of the crisis, we must know that only God can bring about the miraculous. No seriously, only God can do so.
The psalm reads on to say “He brought me into a spacious place”. Space represents options. It represents freedom and breakthrough. How did it happen? This is where the miraculous comes to the fore. I like how God does things especially in the realm of what we term as the miraculous. Things that are non-existent come into being. The impossible becomes possible. What needs to shift is basically our perspective of how God brings about things His own way.
The conclusion of the matter is this – when you are next faced with a crisis, do not just “cry out to God”; be open to how He will bring about the miracle. Don’t let the moment pass you by!